NIKKI SIXX BOOK RIGHTS BEING AUCTIONED OFF TO FANS
October 17, 2009
SongVest To Auction Nikki Sixx Biography Royalties Directly To Fans
Unprecedented Sale Of Book Rights To Feature Rock ‘N’ Roll Books Imprint ‘An Education In Rebellion: The Biography Of Nikki Sixx’
SongVest, the company that reinvented music memorabilia by auctioning song rights directly to fans, has announced the first-ever online auction of book rights by offering access to the royalty stream of the forthcoming re-issue ‘An Education in Rebellion: The Biography of Nikki Sixx.’ The auction will take place exclusively at www.songvest.com from November 15-22 in advance of the book’s Spring 2010 retail release.
SongVest has partnered with book publisher Rock ‘N’ Roll Books to offer a 30% ownership share in the book’s master rights. In addition to sharing in the royalty stream the retail and e-sales generate, the high bidder will also receive a one-of-a-kind platinum album, an ‘Associate Publisher’ credit in the book’s printing, and an exclusive behind-the-scenes bonus DVD featuring interview excerpts from many rock luminaries interviewed exclusively for the book including band members John Corabi and Tommy Lee, legendary Motley Crue album producers Bob Rock and Tom Werman, hard rock diva Lita Ford, former London bandmate Lizzy Grey, Quiet Riot’s late frontman Kevin Dubrow, late recovery counselor Bob Timmons, and many others.
“We’ve updated the original ’03 release through 2009, with coverage of Motley Crue’s massively successful comeback trek in 2004/5, the launch of Cruefest I & 2, Nikki’s clothing business with Royal Underground, and solo success with side-project Sixx:AM & the Heroin Diaries to create by far the most comprehensive independent study of the wildly colorful life and times of Motley Crue founder/chief songwriter Nikki Sixx. We’re very excited to share this unique opportunity with a fan who’ll enjoy the book’s success as much as we will,” said author Jake Brown.
The auction will begin at 3PM EST on Saturday, November 15 and end at 3PM EST on Saturday, November 22. Fans can register now at www.songvest.com to learn more about plans for the book’s re-printing and retail release.
Since 2007, SongVest has offered music fans, collectors, and investors the unique opportunity to share the royalties with the writers of their favorite music. Past auctions have included the rights to songs recorded by Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Carrie Underwood, Ringo Starr, Ozzy Osbourne, Natalie Cole, and The Monkees.
SongVest, Inc. is the world’s first and only song rights auction house. The company provides ‘music memorabilia with royalties’ to fans, collectors, and investors by acting as a broker between songwriters (or their heirs) and rights buyers. When a songwriter is compensated for the performance, sale, or use of their song, so to will high bidders at SongVest auctions. The company’s unique business model has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone, CNBC , USA Today, Forbes, and countless online music, fan, collector, and investment outlets all over the world.